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i want to do the right thing. i want to go back to work. >> thousands of grocery workers on the picket lines. what is behind the raley's strike. sprinting to the finish line. hours left in the presidential campaign. where they are making their last stop. the efforts to free two children from a boat. the coast guard is calling this a happy ending. geech. you have certainly seen workers on strike before but never workers at this business. for the first time in the 77 year history raley's employees walked off of the job. >> reporter: you have seen workers on strike before but never workers at this business. the first strike in a 77 year history. it looks like it could be pro tractive and painful, not what this 23-year-old worker wants
to hear. >> the first time we had to do it. not good. we have to stand up. >> reporter: the issues are medical benefits, elimination of sunday premium pay and wage freeze. >> okay with the freeze. we just want to keep what we have and keep the medical that we have with the union. they want to take it away. basically when we retire they probably -- we would have no medical. >> reporter: they need to make savings to compete 72 we are under fierce compasstive competition -- competitive expansion. people have opened up around us. >> reporter: the strikes in the 115 stores forces customers to make tough choices. >> does it take much effort for you to drive away? >> it takes a little bit of effort. it is closer to my house to be able to come here. and i will have to spend some extra gas to go to the middle
of the island. >> reporter: this woman is a regular she did not realize she passed the picket line of the people she likes. >> i that are all out on the street picketing. yeah, what -- well what should i do, shop at safeway? [ laughter ] >> we can't tell you what to do. >> no, i know that. >> she sided with the clerks ask want elsewhere to shop. back to you. >> union battle is at the heart of proposition 32 on tuesday's ballot. the measure, limiting unions ability to give money to campaigns is the costliest. the latest poll shows half of voters surveyed oppose it. we have more on who is behind the prop 32 campaign. >> we got to defeat prop 32. [cheers and applause] >> union members say tell takeaway their voice, prohibiting unions and corp raeugs from making political kopt pwaougzs for money taken from member's paychecks. >> it is a way right now that
the goal is to be able to quiet the voices of the working people as a whole. >> but prop 32 supporters say it would give powerback to the workers. >> it empowers the rank and file union members or worker at a corporation to say you can not just reach into my paycheck and take my money anymore. >> prop 32 biggest donner is charles munger who has give $23 million towards the campaign. organized labor $64 million fighting it. the ads have been confusing. the no side says it will benefit wealthy donors and super packs. >> i really think it is one of the fraudulent ballot measures we are seeing in california in history. >> john logan say professor of labor and employment studies at san francisco state. he spoke this morning. >> it is designed to be confusing people and get people
to vote for it. mislead voters. for the wrong reasons. >> the chair of the california party says 32 creates a more often playing field because even though they would not be able to use their carpenter means of funding unions would still have influence in sacramento. >> unions can not give the money directly to political campaigns but they still can form their packs, that is what they are not telling you. they still have the ability to make contributions to campaigns. >> opponents say if prop 32 passes they will challenge it in court. in the news room, cbs 5. >> i am not ready to give up on the fight and i hope you aren't either, new hampshire. i hope you aren't either. >> irneed iowa so -- i need iowa so i can win the white house and take back america. >> reporter: they are pulling out all of the stops in the final hours of the long campaign. they are appealing to voters but couldn'ting on the vote. the winner will need 270 and the associated press shows
president barack obama with an edge but there are 83 votes in six states that could go to earth candidate. they are the so-called swing states. it is in these six states where they are focused this weekend ark long with the runningmates and their wives. both campaigns realizing it will be close. danielle knotting ham with the spreupt -- knottingham with the sprint. >> reporter: stevie wonder ... [cheers and applause] >> reporter: the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is just one of several battleground states both candidates visited on sunday. >> if the president were to be ree electricked he would -- [booing] -- it is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> mitt romney traveled to iowa and pennsylvania where he is
cutting into the president's lead. the election is so close that the president even joined president bill clinton in new hampshire which holds just four of the 270 electoral votes to win. >> reporter: both are predicting a win but the polls show a tight race with no clear favorite. >> reporter: polesters say if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still the it is easier for the president to get to 2if he want. not impossible for romney. all of the pieces have to fit together for him. >> reporter: there are few undecided voters left and the candidates know the race could come down to wro does the best job getting their supports to the polls. >> ultimately it is up to you. >> both will continue their pace on monday. crisscrossing the country during the final hours of the campaign. daniel knottingham, cbs 4 news.
>> stay with us for continuing coverage of the 2012 vote. that means live up to the minute reporting from around the nation, california, right here in the bay area on election night. well, a rescue off the marin county coast. seven people, including three children, want into the ocean of tomales bay when their small boat capsized. rescuers tprapticly drilled a hole in the hull -- frantically drilled a hole in the hull to get two of the children safely. they were trapped under the boat but stayed afloat while it was towed ashore. five others were plucked from the water by a sheriff's department helicopter and incredible outcome considering nobody was wearing a life jacket. >> this was a happy ending today. nobody was injured, certainly nobody was killed and the children and the parents were reunited and it was a happy end. >> unclear what caused the boat
to capsize but the coast guard says weather was not a factor. right now, a deadly crash on i-5 has the freeway shutdown. four people were killed in a head on collision near elk grove. the chp says a ford crossed the median and slammed into a northbound honda accord. both cars rolled and passengers were ejected. there were nine people in the suv, three of them died, the driver of the honda died and seven people went to the hospital. it happened before 4:00 near hood frank road, the northbound lanes are expected to be closed for several more hours. i have two blankets. i try to they under it and keep it warm. >> new worries for survivors of super storm sandy. the concerns about the coming days and the unlikely help that arrived today. for the weather center, the day that will hit near 90 and the day that is going to rain. we have it all in the seven-day forecast as eyewitness news
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and put a federal receiver n charge of fixing it. that was 7 health care for prisoners in california used to be so bad a judge ruled it was unconstitutional. put a receiver in front of it. that was seven years ago. there have been improvementsip cluding a construction of a brand-new medical facility. but, some question if lack of care has turned into cadillac care. >> 400 acres. $1 billion taxpayer dollars. one of the state's biggest construction projects is about to wrap up. >> we are excited. >> reporter: department of correction facility says the plan is to streamline health dare for an aging prison population. >> we will take the sickest patients, the existing prisons as well as the staff associated with caring for those patients and we will move those to one
centralized location. >> eventually 1700 of the sickest prisoners, including mental health and alzheimer's will be housed here. the project is expected to create thousands of jobs and boost the state's repressed economies. we have seen it before. >> it is going to be a complete waste of money. >> reporter: this correction office works where a medical facility opened up just two yearsa ago. >> anything that requires surgery, anything above stitches, they get sept -- sent out. >> i have a blister on my toe. >> reporter: it is what we discovered earlier this year. despite having 14 doctors on staff, 12 of them making more than $200,000 a year. they still send prisoners out for medical dare. inmates from san quentin took rides out to local hospitals 5500 times in 2011 alone. we found some, including death row were spending the night at
a sleep clinic at doctors medical clinic. all on the taxpayer dime. >> free ride. you get a room with a tv, you get to see the pretty nurses. >> reporter: why would a brand new facility that boasts providing health care in a cost- effective and efficient manner still as well to sendip mates out for treatment -- send inmates out for treatment? >> it is not a hospital. it is a skilled nursing facility. >> reporter: nancy kinkaid is with the receivers office which under court order is still the agency provides health dare. >> they are not licensed for surgery, not licensed for procedures and treatment. if they need medical care they will need to go out. >> reporter: nearby general is preparing for the onslot. a 25-bed unit has been converted to supply security. >> it will cost even more to try to build a hospital. >> reporter: but even the state's prison chief admits the new facility may do nothing to reduce the health care budget
that doubled over the last deck aid to 1 popbts 8 -- $1.8 billion. >> we needed to build it because we have to keep providing better and better and better care until the court say that it is enough. at one point the receivership wanted to build seven of those and recommended it be $1 billion a piece. to have an agreement to build only one seems like a bargain. >> reporter: alan martin, cbs 5. >> the judge in the prison health dare lawsuit is beginning to phase out the receivership just last week he allowed the state to take control of the facility that is scheduled to open next year. checking headlines confrontation tonight between hayward police and domestic violence suspect. and a man going to the hospital. officers were trying to restrain the man at the lodge when he suffered a medical emergency.
a woman at the scene was not injured. >> a richmond firefighter is recovering from a back injury suffered battling a two-alarm fire. the flames spread to a commercial building in the 1400 block of mcdonald's avenue last night. too hours to extinguish and no other injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> and, a demolition of an 8- story building in walnut creek could create major traffic problems this week. several lanes along main street will be closed starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. detours will be in place and drivers should expect delays. the work should be completed by thanksgiving. okay, you can not use weather as an excuse for not voting unless of course you go to the beach. [ laughter ] >> that is right. the the sun was in my eyes. i could not vote. spectacular weather. yes, part of the week. >> today, highs anywhere between 8 and 13 degrees above normal. hi, everybody, let's head outside, take a look here at the airport where today's
highs, 8 degrees above the average of 71. and it looks like for the most part today's highs were up to 13 degrees above normal. check out livermore at 79. 82 and santa -- in santa rosa. 77 in san 14 with an average high of 66 degrees. here is what you need to know as you get ready to kick start a new workweek. tonight we will cool down. that will set the staeuplg for a clear night, a starry night and then tomorrow plan on an additional warmer day. we are going to see some record warmth tomorrow all of the way through election day. then, a cool down by the later portion of this week. but, first thing is first, record heat tomorrow. 89 degrees for santa rosa. sanfrancisco, should tie a record. oakland, tie, and san jose, close to the record, high of 84 degrees. high pressure, right about here. it is diverting the storm track to the north of the bay area. it continues to expand and warm up the upper atmosphere.
drying out as well. off shore com component. what we are looking at are highs in the 70s at the beaches, tomorrow. 80s coming around the peninsula with the flow. then, jumping into the middle and low 80s. right around 86. east of the bay, up to 90. rio vista, 90 degrees. backing through danville and blackhawk. 79 in san francisco, wow. okay. 83 degrees in san rafael back through tara linda. now, looking at the off shore flow, not much of a wind tomorrow. forth west, 5-10 for the post part. we will have stagnant air quality. otherwise, here you have it. we reveal this five-day forecast. we will use wednesday as a transition day after election day where we cool down 12
degrees in the inland areas, still sunny. then, area of low pressure to the north of us will bring us a good chance of rain showers and cooler temperatures, thursday through saturday, clearing out in time for the holiday by monday. yes. >> i did say holiday, veterans day. >> yes. something for everyone. >> there you go, thank you very much. >> parts of the northeast are picking up the pieces after super storm sandy. i will have that story, coming up. a day at the races brings more winners than just the betters, how toys for tots benefited as well. coming up next on "game day" a running back who was born in oakland, grew up in stockton runs for the tampa bay buccaneers. he was the one-man wrecking crew against the raiders today. we will tell you the dramatic story of a former 49er who wound up homeless. beyond the lights and the glory, dramatic story is coming
hardest hit by superstorm s. and with temperatures dippig below relief is flooding into the northeast communities hardest hit by super storm sandy. with the temperatures dipping below freezing help can not come soon enough. the latest outpouring coming from unusual places. >> people in areas, still without power, are doing whatever they can to stay warm. the temperatures are dipping into the 30s. that makes it hard to sleep at night. >> i have two blankets. i try to stay under it. and, keep warm.
not easy. >> reporter: sandy destroyed blocks of homes here on staton island. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came, armed with backpacks full of supplies and ready to help people like frank dott stphaoeurbgs these marathoners not even neighbors, helping out staton islanders. look at what they are doing? great. >> reporter: he spent the day cleaning the dotti's home instead of running the race. >> people come out and cheer us on every year. the least we can do, help them out. >> volunteers have been coming here all weekend to help. bringing food and rolling in a tv so people can watch sunday night football. in new jersey, chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in the up to, loved town, that is what i am going to do. take care of anybody that i know and anybody that i can help. >> reporter: the one million people are coming to centers like these for food and warm stphaogt we walked here from
yearsy city. no gas in my car. but, you know t is really nice here -- it is really nice here. >> the cleanup is far from over and this week's forecasters are saying communities struggling to get back on their feet may get hit with more bad weather. cbs news, staton island, new york. bay area sending emergency response staff. they will be making the drive to new york for food to help the two million without power. more than 100 red cross volunteers have been deployed to the east coast since sandy touched ground. >> we posted more information, pictures and details on how to help at cbssf.com. it is a box office beat down for the latest animated movie. how hurricane sandy impacted the bottom line at the theaters. >> and comparing confetti, which parade takes the honors? ,,
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they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us.